A reminder that peak ridiculous is a moving target.
Who’s going to give back the young and beautiful lives (and others) that have been devastated and destroyed by the phony Russia Collusion Witch Hunt? They journeyed down to Washington, D.C., with stars in their eyes and wanting to help our nation…They went back home in tatters!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 27, 2018
Yes, Donald Trump is waxing lyrical over starry-eyed youths like 69-year-old Paul Manafort, 51-year-old waif Michael Cohen, little Michael Flynn, and toddler Rick Gates who have had their poor naive eyes moistened by the realization that not everyone gets to the promised autocracy-land. Or at least, not without a pardon. After all, Manafort only started with the Nixon administration. What kind of cruel person would dampen the enthusiasm of Trump’s own “Scooter?” That’s not to mention the “and others,” like little 65-year-old Roger Stone. After all, it’s not as if Manafort and Stone worked for years to create a business referred to as The Torturer’s Lobby for its habit of working with the world’s worst dictators. Except that they did exactly that.
Donald Trump bemoaning the “young and beautiful lives” of his band of aging, treason-happy thugs, is another reason why English doesn’t have the words to adequately describe the depths of Trump’s loathsomeness. Dear screenwriters: When I warned that overuse of the F-word would deprive the term of sufficient punch when it was needed, this is the kind of situation I was talking about.
Meanwhile, Trump’s team is denying that it has any legal responsibility for 40,000 children it ripped away from parents, sent to concentration camps, or simply lost.
“I understand that it has been HHS’s long-standing interpretation of the law that ORR is not legally responsible for children after they are released from ORR care,” [Steven Wagner, a top official with the Department of Health and Human Services] said.
By “released” Wagner means “lost.” Even Boko Haram only kidnapped 276 children. Trump has them beat by an order of magnitude.